Hi, I’m Carol, and I love the French.
I also hate the French.
I married a Frenchman. I love him very much. Though sometimes he can be so… French. He’s also an engineer. Jury is still out on which of these characteristics makes life more difficult. Or more beautiful.
Now we have two kids, so that makes them half French and half American. I’m on a mission to make sure they get the best half of each.
We are a bicultural, bilingual household, journeying through life armed with a French-English dictionary, a healthy dose of humor, and knowledge of where to find the best bread wherever we go.
I’m going to blog so that I don’t have to pay for therapy.
New to A French American Life? Here’s a collection of my best stuff, organized by category:
France and the French
Ten Things I Love About the French
Ten Things I Love About France
La Politesse, and a Few Tips on How to Get Along With the French
Great Conversations or Arguments?
French Flicks You Might Actually Enjoy
Hey France, Why So Glum?
The French Blow
French Customer Service
Chez Nous, On Parle Franglais
It’s Kinda Sunny Out, Too
My French Hubby Meets My Cowboy Cousins
A Tale From Christmas Past
My Daughter Started Preschool
Raising Bilingual Children
French Children’s Books
Would You Like Pepperoni on That?
Progress in My French Education
Rue, Rit, Roue
Culture and Language
The Culture of Taste
What is Assimilation, Anyway?
American in Paris
Please Forgive Me, I’m an Anglophone
What American Parents Do Well
Living in Boulder, Where Caring About Fashion is Unfashionable (and Unfathomable)
Nice is Pretty Nice Part 1
Nice is Pretty Nice Part 2
Antibes Part 1
Antibes Part 2
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Villefranche sur Mer
Arles and Pont du Gard
Christmas in the Alps
Les Villages Perchés en Provence Part 1
Les Villages Perchés en Provence Part 2
Aix en Provence et Abbaye de Sénanque
Ile de Porquerolles
Bretagne, Je T’aime
Texans in Tahiti
A Trip To France and Ireland
Awards and Interviews
Very Inspiring Blogger Award